COMSKIL communication training in oncology—adaptation to German cancer care settings

Tim J. Hartung, David Kissane, Anja Mehnert

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Abstract

Medical communication is a skill which can be learned and taught and which can substantially improve treatment outcomes, especially if patients’ communication preferences are taken into account. Here, we give an overview of communication training research and outline the COMSKIL program as a state-of-the-art communication skills training in oncology. COMSKIL has a solid theoretical foundation and teaches core elements of medical communication in up to ten fully operationalized modules. These address typical situations ranging from breaking bad news to responding to difficult emotions, shared decision-making, and communicating via interpreters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsycho-Oncology
EditorsUte Goerling, Anja Mehnert
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages191-205
Number of pages15
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64310-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64309-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRecent Results in Cancer Research
Volume210
ISSN (Print)0080-0015
ISSN (Electronic)2197-6767

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Continuing medical education
  • Medical psychology
  • Neoplasms
  • Physician-patient relations

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Hartung, T. J., Kissane, D., & Mehnert, A. (2018). COMSKIL communication training in oncology—adaptation to German cancer care settings. In U. Goerling, & A. Mehnert (Eds.), Psycho-Oncology (2nd ed., pp. 191-205). (Recent Results in Cancer Research; Vol. 210). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64310-6_12
Hartung, Tim J. ; Kissane, David ; Mehnert, Anja. / COMSKIL communication training in oncology—adaptation to German cancer care settings. Psycho-Oncology. editor / Ute Goerling ; Anja Mehnert. 2nd. ed. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018. pp. 191-205 (Recent Results in Cancer Research).
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Hartung, TJ, Kissane, D & Mehnert, A 2018, COMSKIL communication training in oncology—adaptation to German cancer care settings. in U Goerling & A Mehnert (eds), Psycho-Oncology. 2nd edn, Recent Results in Cancer Research, vol. 210, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 191-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64310-6_12

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Psycho-Oncology. ed. / Ute Goerling; Anja Mehnert. 2nd. ed. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018. p. 191-205 (Recent Results in Cancer Research; Vol. 210).

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Hartung TJ, Kissane D, Mehnert A. COMSKIL communication training in oncology—adaptation to German cancer care settings. In Goerling U, Mehnert A, editors, Psycho-Oncology. 2nd ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2018. p. 191-205. (Recent Results in Cancer Research). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64310-6_12